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Grateful Dead Live at Cumberland County Civic Center on 1980-05-11

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Grateful Dead Live at Cumberland County Civic Center on 1980-05-11


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Alabama Getaway-> Promised Land, They Love Each Other, Cassidy, Loser, It's All Over Now, Easy To Love You, Big Railroad Blues, Looks Like Rain, Don't Ease Me In-> The Music Never Stopped Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Feel Like A Stranger-> Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Black Peter-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Around & Around-> Johnny B. Goode, E: Brokedown Palace


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Cumberland County Civic Center
Location Portland, ME

Source Audience Recording: Nak 700's
Lineage Nak 700's > Sony D5 recorded from FOB left center about 40 feet from stage
Taped by Steve Rolfe
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Notes

Nak 700's > Sony D5 recorded by Steve Rolfe from FOB left center about 40 feet from stage via David Minor, conversion and encoding by Marc Pujol and Matt Vernon

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Reviewer: lilrichwhiteboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 16, 2016
Subject: I'm Right There With Yah Guys
Excellent show. Hot and sultry with lots of "X" Factor energy. Nice AUD too but, I think the Friend capture is the best of the four AUDs available. Also agree with Rabbit and Chenner that this is another show that should be lauded in a year (with 1981) that is very under-appreciated. But the ending isn't quite as smoking as it could have been to make a stellar five star rating. I want to give it five, but it's more like a five with a "take a half step back" for the ending... 4 1/2 stars.

And I would have sworn on a stack of Bibles this tape was running fast from the manic pace right off the bat with Alabama. But the SBD sounds fast as well as the other AUDs? So this manic pace must be the actual tempo. Jez, that's nuts!?
Reviewer: takealittletrip - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 30, 2011
Subject: Maine is where its at
Well played show from start to finish, Good aud. recording and clear as a bell.
Enjoyed first set it was smooth as silk and just flowed very freely.
Black Peter is a tru gem in this show.
Kick back and enjoy our youth in 1980 in the northeast.
Reviewer: Rabbit435 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 17, 2009
Subject: Another Fine 80's Show
Why people don't hold 1980 (and 1981 for that mattter) in higher regard is beyond me. I suppose an appreciation for audience tapes may be a prerequisite for maximum enjoyment of the shows during this fantastic year, but if you are in that camp, this archive holds an embarrassment of riches. Hot performances night after night, the only caveat being somewhat repetitive set lists. But, man oh man, did the Dead have their sh#t in a pile in 1980.
Reviewer: Purple Gel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 21, 2005
Subject: Nice Sounding Aud Show
This was a really nice Mother's Day show. the 1st set is very nicely played with a truly great Music Never Stopped. Set 2 just took off. The Scarlet/Fire is excellent. The transition between Stranger and Terrapin is flawless and unique... It's the only time I have heard where they don't end Stranger with the 3-beat rhythm, rather they just ease effortlessly into Terrapin , and then a classic Playing ijn the band. After drums is fairly standard, but well played. The sound is great for an audience show, and you get a real feel for what the show actually sounded like.
Reviewer: chenner - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 17, 2004
Subject: Portland gem
This was one of the better shows I saw, and among the best of this tour....both sets were good. It's one I'll always remember, glad to find it here- the first thing I downloaded. Big railroad blues was a treat. Great Music never stopped, and for set two, Garcia rarely turned up the way he does at the end of "Fire on the Mountain" and lets the feedback rip. Some feel this version of "going down the road feeling bad" was the best of the Brent era, can't say I disagree. The last part of set 2 is a bit of a let down compared to the rest of the show...well played, just nothing special song wise. Pretty good audience recording which gives a bit of an improvement over my tape. The previous night (Hartford) was also top notch. Thanks to the taper and all involved in making these recordings available.
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